A Note from Brit

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Monday, August 16, 2010

1000th Tweet Giveaway and a Card!

Hey y'all. Hope your weekend was relaxing and rejuvenating. I'm so glad to be back in Minneapolis and ready to fall back into schedule after a week of traveling and visiting with family. I can't believe the summer's almost over and it's almost time to move out of my apartment and into my house for next year. Ahhh! So much to plan! At least I have the new Ikea catalog to guide my planning. ;)

I also just ordered a Flip Video HD. I can't wait until it gets here so that I can start making more videos for my blog. I have lots of cool ideas!

First, here's a card I just made. I love using Clear Notecards from Hero Arts. They're such a different design challenge.
Here's how it looks all lined up:
And here's the close-up. I love the layers!
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz), Clear Notecard- Hero Arts, Stamps- Hero Arts (CG194 Stencil Flower and CL414 Classic Messages), Corner Rounders- WRMK, Markers- Copic, Glitter- Stickles by Ranger, Shimmer- Perfect Pearls by Ranger, Pearls- Michael's, Ink- Tsukineko (Black Memento), Dies- Spellbinders Nestabilities, Pearl Brad- American Crafts (Dear Lizzy collection).

Okay so to the giveaway! I've been promising this for a couple of weeks, and I finally have everything I've been wanting to give away. I want to thank my blog readers, my twitter followers and the crafting community for always being so supportive and inspiring. You guys rock!


Alright, so here's what you can win:

Basically everything that I love that I can stuff into a priority mail box! Haha. That's an Ink Blending Tool by Ranger, an EK Success Scallop and Emboss Punch, a Classic Messages stamp set from Hero Arts, an Indie Girl 6 by 6 pad by Sassafras, some Paper Whimsies from Sassafras, and my favorite buttons (in Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, and Spring Moss) from Papertrey Ink. Here's the close-up shots.



Here's how to enter. You can have up to three comments.
1. Leave a comment. Simple. If you want to, answer this question: what would you like to see a video tutorial about?
2. Follow me on twitter. If you want to, tweet about this giveaway. Leave another comment. (Those who already follow me can leave a comment as well!)
3. Add me to your google reader or follow my blog in another way. Leave another comment. (Those who already subscribe some way can leave another comment as well.)

Feel free to do one, two or all three of these things.

You have until Sunday, August 22nd at 10 pm CST. Make sure you leave a way I can get in contact you. If you use the form to fill out the comment, just make sure to fill in your blog address or e-mail. I want to make sure I can find you to tell you that you've won! The winner will be notified at that time, and the winner will be posted here and on twitter.

Good luck! Tell your friends. :)

Love.

Brit

51 comments:

Christiana said...

What a cool card! I don't think I could be that brave to work with a clear notecard. All my mistakes would be exposed! Lol.

I found your blog because I'm going to be following you on the Lawn Fawn hop this Wednesday. Cool, huh? It's my first hop, and I'm so nervous!

Your giveaway looks amazing! I'm a follower, but I don't twitter. Oh well, two out of three isn't bad! ;o) Happy hopping!

Message Keeper said...

Hi Brit,

This is very nice of you to share and giveaway the things you love. I am eying on that Ink Blending Tool by Ranger and EK Success Scallop and Emboss Punch because I am still new in card making and my supplies are limited. Hope to win some of these. :P

About your question, "what would you like to see a video tutorial about?".....Well, I like to see how you make this clear card! I been cranking my head as to how to make this kind of card. It is just so cool and different that the usual card we used to make. Perhaps can enhance it for a folder. :)

I do not have tweeter. So, I can only leave a comment here and be your blog follower. I really hope you make some video on how you make the clear card!

By the way, I post a link on my blog sidebar to spread the news as well.

Cheers and keep up the creative inspiration flowing!

http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

Hi Brit...I was so impressed with your wonderful water stamping background (I tried it and it works so beautifully). I'd love to see you do a video on that and any other cool background technique.
Your blog candy is really wonderful stuff, you have very good design taste. (was that at all grammatically correct?) Anyway, I think I will sign up to follow you on Twitter, but I'm not so good with the Tweets myself, still can't figure Twitter out.
Anyway, I love your clear card, that large flower stamp was "clearly" made for this style of card.
bless you!

Linda said...

what a gorgeous card!! I love that stamp and I love using acetate!

I'd love to see a video tutorial on using stamps with more negative space. I never know what to do with those!!

thanks so much for the chance to win!! *heading over to click on google reader*

Donna said...

Brit, great Blog, and great nerve to create on the acetate, beautiful card.

Would love to see a video with Nancy's technique that all were talking about using the colored pencils and copics combined to push color around, have not tried it yet.

I used to twitter, will try doing that, had a lot of problems with it. But if not will post here at least. I will also follow you on Google blogger.

Thanks for a chance at your candy, nice to pass the buck, love this group of ladies!!
Donna

Christine D said...

Great idea for a card! Love the giveaway fantastic of you!

Donna said...

Brit, I was able to follow you on Twitter, if you see a djrsp, that is me Donna (irishmist on flickr)

And the following on Google went through as well, so I did all 3 that you requested, thanks again, and again, love your blog.
Donna

Isha said...

Love your card Brit. I am your follower now...lovely inspirational cards here. I would also love to see a video with Copic and pencil colors.
Thanks for giving a chance to win these yummy goodies. fingers crossed :)

Aicho said...

I found you through the blog hop for Cards for Kids - so great you're doing that!

I've followed you on Twitter and in Google Reader as well... I look forward to checking out your blog more and finding some videos - If you don't know what to make a video about - I love how-to's and tutorials on special techniques or scrapbooking/card making in general

Terri E. said...

What a fun give away! I like watching all kinds of videos. It is fun to hear the logic of why people make decisions to do things a cretain way with layouts and product combos.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Terri E. said...

I am now a follower as well. Fun blog so glad I found you on the cards for kids blog hop!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sus said...

Hi. I found your blog through the cards for kids lawn fawn blog hop. You create some beautiful things! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sus said...

Following you as well!

Tasha said...

Great clear card!

theCook said...

Nice giveaway! Thanks for a chance!

theCook said...

And a second comment for being a follower... Thanks!

Agnieszka said...

Beautiful card and great giveaway! I've just followed you in Google reader. Thanks for the chance to win!
Aga

{VICKI} said...

I love videos --just make something--a card, layout--a cake--

{VICKI} said...

I became a follower--

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a super cute card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I'm following you on Twitter now.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

And now I'm following your blog. :D

Julie said...

Love your blog! I just signed up to follow you on Reader. I'd love to see a tutorial on the card you made with acetate. Thanks!

Yvonne said...

Just signed up to follow you .Lovely blog! cyvansickle@neo.rr.com

Jenn said...

I have such a hard time with clear cards, but you did an amazing job!

Jenn said...

just signed up as a follower :)

Lynsey said...

I just found you via the Cards for Kids blog hop and was happy to find another younger cardmaker/scrapper. :)

Lynsey said...

So I just added you to my Twitter "Following" list...

Lynsey said...

And clicked "Follow" on the blog. :)

Melissa and Ron said...

I like the clear card as well. And I'm jumping on the video about making clear cards! Adding you to my reader! ;)

jo_annie said...

what a gorgeous card! Glad I found your blog!!!

Sue D said...

I just discovered your blog from the Cards for Kids blog hop. Great clear card!

Heather said...

Beautiful card! I'd like to see tutorial on using markers (copics - whatever) and even watercolors with stamps ;). Thanks for the chance to win!!

pcm said...

what a great clear card! Thanks for the chance to win such a fun and generous giveaway!

Lucille said...

Such a generous give-a-way, thank you so much for a chance to win these fab items. Love your beautiful card too :)

Ayana Posadas said...

What a fun giveaway!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Congrats on your 1000th tweet! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun. I'd love more tutorials on coloring. I need help.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I added you to my twitter account (erininnz)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

And now I'm following you! Thanks for an opportunity to win.

Jess said...

Fabbo blog candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win :) I'd love to see how you made this card :)

Jess said...

Oh and I'm already a follower, so I'm leaving a comment for that too :)

Sue D said...

I just became a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

I would like to see a video tutorial about acrylic stamp storage solutions.

Lillian Child said...

I am now a follower of your blog - LOVE finding new talent in this paper crafting hobby of mine! Thanks for the chance at some fabulous blog candy!!

Denise said...

Terrific blog candy! I'm having fun looking at your posts. Lots of great ideas!
DeniseB

Sofia said...

What a fun blog candy! Thanks for a chance to win it! :)
I would love to see a tutorial/video on creative uses of negative cut-outs. Whenever i cut out designs and throw away negatives my head whirls thinking how to recycle those parts.

supermom325@gmail.com

Sofia said...

Thanks for 2nd chance to win via twitter follow. Following as plumeria325

supermom325@gmail.com

Sofia said...

thanks for 3rd chance to win by following your blog.
yay~

supermom325@gmail.com

Krissy said...

I love following you on twitter! I am GetInky....

Krissy said...

Yummy candy! I would love to see a tutorial on how you color your images. Everyone has different tips and techniques and I enjoy watching them all to see what works for me.

Thanks for the chance at the candy!

Krissy in Illinois
www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com

Krissy said...

WOW! Three chances to win! I am now officially a "follower"!